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How To Find The Best Local Alarm System Company

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Who is The Best Local Alarm System Installer?

The best local alarm system installer is s/he who goes above and beyond. On the Grand Strand and in the Myrtle Beach area, that is us, Strand Security!

Don’t you want to be treated with respect and as a most valued customer?

Look for a local business who is

  • transparent
  • diverse
  • not pushy with sales
  • experienced
  • found online with favorable reviews
  • reachable by phone

We only work with people we love and respect when we need service to our home or business. We assume you want the same.

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Where Should You Search for the Best Local Alarm System?

We recommend you don’t just take someone’s recommendation at face value!

Here are a few of the things we recommend you do instead.

Choose any or all options to find the best of the best service provider, the cream of the crop of local alarm system installers!

  • Ask your friends in person (offline) and online (on Facebook, for example)
  • Visit your local Chamber of Commerce to find who they recommend
  • Check with the Beter Business Bureau
  • Look for yard signs as you take a walk in the neighborhood (TIP: take pictures of the signs so you can remember whom to call and check out online!)
  • Read your HOA newsletters and check for ads

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Ask Friends For Referrals for the Best Local Alarm System Company

Next, ask for an actual referral from your friends and be specific on what you ask.

Visit any

  • Neighborhood forum
  • Facebook group
  • Facebook

and ask for local alarm system companies they’ve worked with or they are currently happy with.

Ask about the cleanliness and friendliness of the technician, the customer service they received in setting up their service, the ease of being able to talk to an actual person, how quickly their questions were answered etc.

The more specific you are with asking questions, the more details about the company you are going to get.

Search Online For the Best Local Alarm System Company

It’s very easy to add a few keywords to Google to find information about your local alarm system company.

  • Look at their overall online presence (if they are not to be found, scratch ’em)
  • Go to their website and check it out; if they have a bog, read a few articles
  • Read a few online reviews

When In Doubt, Go Check Them Out!

If you aren’t sure, why not visit a small local alarm system company.

We at Strand Security welcome anyone to walk into our showroom for a demo and to chat. If a company can’t be bothered to answer your questions in-person, go to the next company on your list!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

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Dispatchers Standing By: 24/7 Monitoring With COPS for Your Security!

Dispatchers standing by; Monitoring with COPS for your security

Who Is Watching Your Home When You Are Away?

You never can be too sure who is watching the activities going on at your home, now can you?

It could just be the case that a nosy neighbor is keeping tabs on you.

It could be someone in your life who’s holding a grudge.

It could be that no one is watching your home right now.

It could also be a seasoned criminal, who is watching your every move, ready to strike when you least expect it.

COPS Monitoring On-Call!

We at Strand Security are the THE BEST locally-owned and locally-operated Security Alarm Dealer and Installers.

That’s why we employ COPS monitoring to handle the complex, demanding job of monitoring your premises, around the clock.

Here are just a few of the reasons why we know COPS Monitoring is the best(as well as one of the largest and most advanced) in the industry!

  • In service since 1978
  • Monitors nearly 900,000 alarm subscribers nationwide
  • Has a network of six central station facilities
  • Conducts the industry’s most comprehensive dispatcher recruitment and training program
  • Is fully insured
  • Has one of the fastest audited response times on the industry
  • Works closely with your alarm dealer, providing comprehensive dealer support and report services!

We monitor with COPS at Strand Security in Myrtle Beach

COPS Monitoring Mission

Their mission is as follows:

to put highly trained caring dispatchers together with state-of-the-art technology

Alarm System Monitoring; How Does It Work?

Curious? Here is what happens each time something is triggered.

  1. One of your detection devices such as a magnetic door contact, a motion detector, a glass break detector or a smoke/heat detector is violated and activates the alarm.
  2. Your security system sends a signal to COPS Monitoring.
  3. The computer network at COPS Monitoring Central Station identifies the system and routes the alarm to a COPS dispatcher. The dispatcher has immediate access to all your info, including contact info for local authorities.
  4. The dispatcher will call the designated number, aks if you need emergency assistance and ask for a passcode. No answer, or no passcode means local authorities will be dispatched.
  5. The dispatcher will call your pre-arranged responding call list.
  6. The dispatcher reports the results of
    a) calling your home, business
    b) calling your responding call list
    c) notifying your alarm company (Strand Security)
  7. COPS Monitoring maintains a record of all alarm report activities.

Again We Ask You. Who is Watching Your Home?

We hope it COPS Monitoring!

We count on COPS Monitoring to keep us, our family and our business safe!

Who do you count on?

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

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How To Protect Your Home While You Travel The World

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It’s Almost Christmas Break Time; Will You Be Traveling?

Only a few more weeks and the Christmas holiday is here! Even though not everyone can take two full weeks off from work, many people get at least a few days or a week off to spend time with their families over Christmas break.

Whether you spend Christmas at home and travel later, go ‘on location’ to a warm climate, take the family on a ski trip or spend Christmas day at ‘the happiest place on earth’, reality is that when you aren’t home, someone is sure to be looking at your property!

Preparation Can Deter and Prevent Crime and Home Disasters, Too!

We’ve covered this subject before, several times, yet when we watch the news, we feel so bad for those affected by break-ins, fires and other home disasters.

What can you do?

You can take preventative measures to do everything in your power to prevent and deter criminals before they decide to enter your home and you can prep your home to prevent leaks, fire and other home disasters!

Here is a list to help you get started!

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13 Things To Do To Prepare Your Home Before you Travel

  1. Install a security system with 24hour monitoring for crime and fire!
  2. Install security cameras wired into your security system to get a live feed of your home.
  3. Post a ‘protected by….’ security sign in a prominent place outside your home.
  4. Don’t announce your trip on social media.
  5. Hire a home sitter to take care of your home, or stop all your mail, newspaper delivery and package deliveries!
  6. Don’t leave your trashcan sitting at the curb.
  7. Put your lights on timers.
  8. Lock all doors and double check to make sure your windows are locked as well.
  9. Turn off your main water valve right before you leave on your trip.
  10. Check the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors if they aren’t hard-wired into your system.
  11. Tell your neighbors of your plans and how and where you can be reached.
  12. Leave a few kids toys or dog toys out on the lawn or in the backyard.
  13. If you have a dog, or even if you don’t, leave a dog bowl or leash by the back door.

 

Now doing all of these things on this list can not completely prevent crime or home disasters like fires, floods or wind damage, but the thing is, if you have a monitoring service and cameras, at least you’d be alerted the minute something were to be happening in your home.

For example, in one of our local Myrtle Beach neighborhoods there was an unattended home during the ice storms of 2015. After the ice melted, water was seen gushing out of the house from under the garage door. Clearly, a pipe or water heater had broken (most likely a pipe as the water kept running and running) and neighbors tried – in vain – to reach the home owners who, as it  turns out, were out of the country. We can only imagine the damage that was done to that home with water gushing out for days!

A simple conversation with a friendly neighbor would not have prevented the disaster but would have notified the owner and stopped it much quicker.


 

If you travel often and need a security system, come talk with us!

We use the best materials, systems, cameras and the absolute best monitoring service we have found.

Contact Strand Security today

 

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We Have The Best Priced Security Systems on the Grand Strand

SECURITY SYSTEM ON THE GRAND STRAND

‘The Best Priced Alarm System’ – That’s a BOLD Statement, Right?

Well… we at Strand Security are bold, and we are correct!

We certainly do have TWO of the best priced security systems on the Grand Strand – each one of these two alarm systems will set you back exactly $0!

Say what?

Yes, check out what is going on at Strand Security this holiday season!
We are giving away TWO security systems to two lucky recipients and they each will pay all of $0: Nothing. Nada. Zero.

Security Alarm System Giveaway in Myrtle Beach

 

This is our 2nd annual security system give-away because we love to give back to the community!
Our tagline is ‘Your Security. Our Business’ and we mean it.

We love our customers!

Meet Last Year’s Alarm System Winners

Here are the THREE lucky families who received a free alarm system from Strand Security in Myrtle Beach as well as a full year of monitoring by C.O.P.S. last December!

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Will your face and name be on one of these announcements THIS year?

Who Do You Know on the Grand Strand That Needs a Security System?

Enter To Win or Nominate a Deserving Friend or Family Member!
This can be a residential or a commercial system.

If you don’t enter, you don’t get a chance at a FREE system and FREE monitoring!

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Who Needs A Security System?

Your friend who lives in a secure neighborhood.

Your neighbor who owns a small business.

Your brother who runs a restaurant.


If you are curious if you can afford a security system, check out this article.

Anyone who needs an alarm system or wants one, should be able to have one!

Security (and safety) is our business!

Won’t you nominate someone today?

The give-away runs until December 14 and as stated before TWO lucky recipients will receive a security systems as well as a full year of free monitoring!

Free is good, right?

Contact Strand Security today

 

 

 

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Security Alarm System Give Away

Strand Security Gives Back

What better season for the gift of giving? Strand Security loves Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand and our friend in Maryland! That is why we want to give back and help keep our community safe!

 With the Christmas season upon us, we are giving away three FREE security alarm systems in the month of December! The most exciting part?

We are giving away THREE security alarm systems! Nominate someone today!

We will pick the winners by your nominations.

To nominate someone that is deserving of a free security alarm system, click the nominate button!

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You can nominate one person for the give away, or ten! Let us know why your person deserves a system, how you know your nominee, and how to contact you if you nominee wins.

Nominations will be accepted for residents of Maryland, as well as Horry and Georgetown Counties in SC.

Protect Yourself With Strand Security’s Give Away

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads,
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap-
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.”

We all know how this favorite Christmas poem ends. But what if you arose to such a clatter and instead of our beloved Santa, it was a burglar wanting to take your gifts while breaking in with a ladder.

Crimes such as burglaries and theft rise as a result of people’s increased financial needs during the holidays. Nearly 400,000 burglaries happen in the U.S. during the months of November and December, according to the FBI. Motives related to thefts in terms of financial need may be a result of wanting to be able to provide gifts and food for their family during the holiday season. 

Strand Security would like to provide you with a few key points on protecting your house during the holidays.

10 Tips For Protecting Your House At Christmas

  1.  Display holiday gifts and valuables away from windows. Burglars are looking for gifts under the trees! Do not leave empty gift boxes on the curb for pickup.
  2. Keep some lights on (best to use timers or motion sensitive lights) to make it appear as if someone is home.
  3. Install a security system and advertise the fact that you have one.
  4. Install security camerasIf you are lucky, maybe you will get some footage of Santa and his reindeer. 
  5. Leave the tv or stereo on while gone. Play your favorite Christmas classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
  6. Keep the garage door closed and locked.
  7. Add stoppers to the windows and deadbolt locks to the doors.
  8. Do not make it obvious if you are going to be traveling during the holidays. This includes not announcing your plans on social media!
  9. Do not allow for mail and newspapers to build up.
  10. Keep shrubs and trees trimmed back to prevent hiding spots.

Now that Strand Security has given you some tips for protecting your home from a grinch, take the next step and nominate a friend (or yourself) for a FREE security alarm system!

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Myrtle Beach Security and Alarm System Company Celebrates Five Years!

‘Celebrate Good Times, Come On…’  ♫♩

This past Thursday Strand Security of Murrells Inlet and Maryland celebrated its fifth anniversary by holding an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their new showroom.

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Strand Security is Myrtle Beach’s Premier Security System and Alarm System Company.

Fully Licensed & Insured Strand Security believes in making our world safer and more secure one customer at a time. We have an unrelenting focus on providing excellent customer service, innovative products, competitive rates and a proficient service team. We know that in today’s market, it’s vital to know our customers personally and offer accessibility by making their security needs our first priority. We exceed expectations with a professional, productive team that is always ready to go above and beyond. Your Security, is Our Business when you choose Strand Security to protect your home or business.

Strand Security, Proudly Serving Maryland and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the surrounding areas!

We are proud to show off some of the pictures of our Open House.

 

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The balloon and flowers made it festive!

 

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We had wonderful visitors to our Open House. There we many Chamber of Commerce members!

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Corina, our sales representative helped us host this event!

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The moment before the ribbon was cut!

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And then there was cake, lots of cake!

 

 

 

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Your hosts, Chuck and Heather Bryant!

Contact Strand Security today

 

 

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